Vote for ColaLife to win $10,000. We’re in the Final!

[Update: 7 December 2011] We won!
Please see this blog post for more details.

[Update: 30 Nov 2011] Voting has now closed
Thanks to everyone who voted and campaigned. Tweets and visits to the website have been at an all time high over the last couple of weeks. We did our best.

The result will be announced on 7 November here. I will also blog about it so if you’re subscribed to this blog then you’ll be notified by email. Not subscribed? Subscribe here.

The background
Back in August we were encouraged by supporters to enter the Making More Health competition so we did along with more than 470 others from 82 countries. On 9 November 2011 the 13 finalists were announced and ColaLife was amongst them. The public is now invited to vote to determine the competition’s three winners, who will each receive a $10,000 (US) cash prize to help further their idea.

According to the organisers – Ashoka Changemakers and Boehringer Ingelheim – the finalists represent the most innovative and promising solutions from around the globe that are transforming the field of health. Finalists were selected by the competition’s panel of expert judges, which included Aman Bhandari of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Carol A. Dahl, executive director of The Lemelson Foundation, and Andreas Barner, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors for Boehringer Ingelheim.

The full list of finalists are listed here.

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  1. Gordon Morris says

    A first rate idea, very well worth supporting.

  2. excellent work for a charity to support

  3. Robert A Foster says

    Such an elegant and pragmatic solution to a terrible problem

  4. Sheena Freeman says

    Warm congratulations, Simon. I hope you aren’t too badly affected by the heatwave. A Harare friend told me it was 40 C there today – unheard of for many years.

  5. Well done getting to this stage – fantastic to see the campaign building in strength. You deserve to win – it’s such a great concept.  Wishing you all the very best

  6. So simple. A great idea. Good luck!!

  7. I really hope you win this.  It is a brilliant idea and you have worked so hard to get it launched.

  8. Kingshuk Chatterjee says

    Feels great to be on board with a good cause.

  9. Keep up the excellent work you continue to do to make change happen everywhere. Best wishes.

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